The illusion of rules
“Trust no gurus. Seek guidelines that help shape your creativity instead of rules that constrain it.”
Louis Rosenfeld: Seven Pitfalls to Avoid in Information Architecture
Our Mission: Achieve nothing less than radically enhancing human
understanding through the use of information technology, by making it
dramatically more convenient for people to interact with information,
devices, and other people. We will achieve this by developing a revolutionary Information Utility, able to operate at planetary scale.
is it possible for academics to laugh demonically…?
Endeavour Project Home Page
Self-Organising maps of information-flow within a project environment
Economist.com: The big picture
Scientists in South Korea have developed software that designs clothes
by allowing existing patterns to “mate” and produce offspring clothes.
New Scientist: Next-generation fashion
The eternal struggle to get paid for the good stuff, illustrated by the
god-like genius Scott Mccloud. Inevitably, the narrative leads to
micropayments… and their chequered history. Is there a conspiracy
theory about micropayments yet? Y’know, along the lines of those
theories about oil companies scuppering electric cars and solar
power??? Do the powers that be in the “Broadcast Economy” have a vested
interest in seeing they never succeed…??? 😉
I Can’t Stop Thinking! #5
“We’ve already got perfectly good television. No one is clamoring for better or different television.”This
phrase reminds me of something we used to say around 5 years ago to our
paymasters at Newscorp/Sky. This article focusses mainly on the media
business (it’s from the mediamag inside.com) but it has some old
favourite themes about network effects put well.
It’s Lifeboat Time: Five Rules to Keep Internet Media Companies Afloat